Basic Biographical Details

Name: L A Rolland & Partners
Designation: Architect
Born: 1932 or 1933
Died: 1988
Bio Notes: Biography being complied.

The practices of Robert Hurd & Partners and L A Rolland & Partners were merged in 1965. However they still operated under their separate titles until 1988 when they became The Hurd Rolland Partnership.

The practice received numerous awards: Saltire Housing Awards and Commendations 1970 and commendations 1971, 1972, 1978; Civic Trust awards 1971 and 1978; EAHY awards 1974 for the Net House and 1, 2 Midshore, St Monans for Mrs Lauriston.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 347, High Street, Leven, Fife, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 3Scoonie Road, Leven, Fife, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1975 *After 1984 
Item 3 of 3Old Sick Bay, Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1981 Branch office

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Lawrence Anderson Rolland1932 or 1933 Partner 
Item 2 of 6David M Macdonald1932 or 19331934Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Lawrence ('Larry') Anderson Lyon Rolland1959After 1975Partner 
Item 4 of 6James Stewart Campbell19601965Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Ian McKerron Begg1970 *After 1975PartnerListed in 1970 RIBA directory
Item 6 of 6David Irvine Piriec. 1975 Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 57 Bank of Scotland Headquarters, The Mound  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 2 of 571952Social housing for the Burgh of Leven, Damhead ParkLeven FifeScotlandGallacher Avenue housing - jointly with Haxton & Watson.
Item 3 of 57c. 1961Factory for Central Farmers Ltd, Halbeath Industrial EstateDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 4 of 571965Largo Parish ChurchUpper Largo FifeScotlandRearrangement of interior
Item 5 of 571967Auchtermuchty redevelopmentAuchtermuchty FifeScotlandPractice in conjunction with Robert Hurd & Partners
Item 6 of 571968Ard LamraigSleatSkyeInverness-shireScotlandWorked in conjunction with Hurd from 1965.
Item 7 of 571968Marygate HousingPittenweem FifeScotlandIn conjunction with Robert Hurd & Partners
Item 8 of 571968St Katharine's Court housingNewburgh FifeScotlandRestoration - at that time practice in conjunction with Robert Hurd & Partners
Item 9 of 57c. 1968Myres View housing developmentAuchtermuchty FifeScotland 
Item 10 of 57Late 1960sFactory for Glengair Ltd., Muiredge, BuckhavenMuiredge, Buckhaven FifeScotland 
Item 11 of 571970Parish ChurchNewburn FifeScotlandConversion to house
Item 12 of 571971St Katherine's Close (or Court?)Newburgh Fife  
Item 13 of 571971St Katherine's Close (or Court?)Newburgh Fife  
Item 14 of 57c. 19741, 2 MidshoreSt Monans FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 15 of 571975Madras Road HousingAuchtermuchty FifeScotlandPractice at that time was in conjunction with Robert Hurd & Partners
Item 16 of 571975Provost's LandLeslie FifeScotlandRestoration - Practice was then associted with Robert Hurd & Partners
Item 17 of 571975Rossend CastleBurntisland FifeScotlandRestoration. Practice was then associated with Robert Hurd & Partners.
Item 18 of 57Before 19757 houses for Mr GilliesUpper Largo FifeScotland 
Item 19 of 57Before 1975Aultmore DistilleryKeith BanffshireScotlandRecovery plant added
Item 20 of 57Before 1975Commercial BankLeven FifeScotlandAlterations?
Item 21 of 57Before 1975Cottages, BalguthrieLower Largo FifeScotlandRestoration of cottages
Item 22 of 57Before 1975DistilleryRothes MorayshireScotlandRecovery plant
Item 23 of 57Before 1975DrummochyLower Largo FifeScotland 
Item 24 of 57Before 1975Glendronach DistilleryForgue AberdeenshireScotlandRecovery plant
Item 25 of 57Before 1975Glenlossie DistilleryGlenlossie MorayshireScotlandRecovery plant added
Item 26 of 57Before 1975Kilrenny Town HallCellardyke FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 27 of 57Before 1975Local Authority Housing, Old Mill CourtLeven FifeScotland 
Item 28 of 57Before 1975Local Authority housing, Pitmedden WyndAuchtermuchty FifeScotland 
Item 29 of 57Before 1975Lundin Links Sports Club, squash courtsLundin Links FifeScotland 
Item 30 of 57Before 1975Montrave House and stablesSt Andrews? FifeScotlandConversion of stables into house
Item 31 of 57Before 1975Net HouseLower Largo FifeScotlandRestoration for dwelling house?
Item 32 of 57Before 1975Premises of James Donaldson & Son, Elm ParkLeven FifeScotlandOffices
Item 33 of 57Before 1975Royal Bank of ScotlandMethil FifeScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 34 of 57Before 1975Royal Bank of Scotland and manager's houseBuckhaven FifeScotlandAlterations - probably internal
Item 35 of 57Before 1975Silver Tassie Public HouseLeven FifeScotland 
Item 36 of 57Before 1975The Steading for Mr CollierLundin Links FifeScotland 
Item 37 of 571976Old Flour MillLundin Links FifeScotlandRestoration and conversion to dwelling house. It is unclear if this part of the practice was involved.
Item 38 of 571977Inverewe Gardens, Visitor Centre  Ross and CromartyScotlandExtension
Item 39 of 571981Tolbooth Close developmentNewburgh FifeScotland 
Item 40 of 571981Towerwell HousingNewburgh FifeScotlandPractice in conjunction with Robert Hurd & Partners at this time.
Item 41 of 57Before 198198 housesLeven FifeScotlandModernisation of 98 houses
Item 42 of 57Before 1981A H McIntosh & Co FactoryKirkcaldy FifeScotlandExtension
Item 43 of 57Before 1981Anstruther Easter Town HallAnstruther Easter FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 44 of 57Before 1981Factory and offices for Velux Glenrothes FifeScotlandNew offices
Item 45 of 57Before 1981Factory of Fife Joinery LtdGlenrothes FifeScotlandExtension
Item 46 of 57Before 1981Fife and Kinross District AsylumSpringfield, Cupar FifeScotlandWar upgrade
Item 47 of 57Before 1981Health CentreKelty FifeScotland 
Item 48 of 57Before 1981Mount Melville HouseSt Andrews FifeScotlandWard upgrade
Item 49 of 57Before 1981Pittenweem Town HallPittenweem FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 50 of 57Before 1981Premises of James Donaldson & Son, Elm ParkLeven FifeScotlandAdvance workshops
Item 51 of 57Before 1981Sheltered housingFalkland FifeScotland 
Item 52 of 57Before 1981Sheltered housingLeslie FifeScotland 
Item 53 of 57Before 1981St Margaret's Parish Church and Church CentreWoodside, Glenrothes FifeScotlandChurch Centre added
Item 54 of 57Before 1981Town HouseAuchtermuchty FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 55 of 57Before 1981Works for Henry Balfour & CoLeven FifeScotlandNew offices
Item 56 of 571984Fife Folk MuseumCeres FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 57 of 571988Housing, Langlands TerraceKyle of Lochalsh Inverness-shireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp112
Item 2 of 5Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp192
Item 3 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981